Re: Shadow DOM: Hat and Cat -- if that's your real name.

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Sylvain Galineau <> wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2014, at 2:57 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <>
>  wrote:
>> There's no implied commitment here, just the reality that whatever
>> syntax we choose here is likely to freeze quickly as soon as it's
>> shipped.
>> Even if we want to, it will be hard or impossible to change
>> in the future.
> That sounds a bit like pre-emptive fait accompli :). Shouldn't a large amount of content depend on this for things to be hard to change? It may be that Google plans to produce such content; or maybe you expects apps in your app store to quickly develop a lot of dependencies on this through libraries or what not? If so, I still think that's your responsibility. (And yes, it's risky)

I just expect the web to adopt this stuff pretty quickly, and make
changing it very difficult in a short amount of time.

>> Lots of Shadow DOM can be tweaked post-shipping, and likely will for
>> some time as we continue to tweak things based on experience in the
>> wild and further input from others.  CSS syntax probably can't,
>> because that's how the world works.
> This thread suggests there is more to it than syntax. (And for the record I'm fine with ^ and ^^, fwiw; more worried about whether/how component authors can choose what ^^ can see).

Nope, it's just syntax.


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